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Osteria Trefanti

Rio Marin, 888, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 1789
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“turbot” (25 reviews)
“seafood” (51 reviews)
“baby octopus” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Rio Marin, 888, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was recommended to our friends. It was very hard to find, but was definitely worth it. The service was just amazing. At some point my husband dropped a fork - it hardly hit the floor when the waiter was there with a new...More

Thank ITaveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trefanti was recommended by a Venetian friend and we went for lunch and enjoyed the experience very much. We had been told that the restaurant specialised in fish and seafood but with a slightly different slant. The sharedf squid dish with a borlotti bean puree...More

1  Thank TravelmadEdinburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has such high expectations about this restaurant due to their reviews but it was so disappointing. There was no welcome, the service was very cold and the food lacked flavour, substance and imagination.

1  Thank annie284
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute Osteria by a canbal. Staff very helpful and friendly. Beautiful fish dishes served to the customers liking. Great wine selection

Thank Frenchescapades
Reviewed 15 January 2018

The food is really tasty and the staff are very friendly. A very good find for local cuisine in a touristy place like Venice.

Thank Sophia X
Reviewed 8 January 2018

A fortuitous experience. Our hotel recommended this place after another restaurant was fully booked on our final night - we are so glad they did. The owner has an infectious enthusiasm for both food and wine, guiding us towards things we would not have usually...More

1  Thank JulianPeace66
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Negative points: - Tasteless food (the chef tried to be inovative but he loses the seafood tast). Turbot was tasteless (it mention cashew but they have put crunched pices as decoration not really an ingredient. No taste of coconut ). The pumpkin tuna just tast...More

1  Thank CRiTiKALL_Sam
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The ten of us arrived with short notice for lunch yesterday. Service was very friendly and efficient. The dishes were delicious (eel and Puntarelle was a standout!) and our children were catered for with plain pasta/tomato sauce despite it not being a menu item. Wine...More

Thank MazzyAnt
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We were clearly not the first people to have heard about this lovely little Osteria - they were turning people away all night. And from the moment we walked through the door, it was obvious why. The front of house team have an infectious enthusiasm...More

Thank jonathanwT3430GB
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

On our first night in Venice (Friday) , turned up at 19:00 only to be told they were fully booked until 21:00. Saturday was also fully booked. Fortunately Sunday they had a table. Definitely worth the wait. Rather than a customer, you're treated as a...More

Thank yireh
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Kate M
7 February 2018|
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Response from Andrea B | Reviewed this property |
It's mostly fish/seafood dishes, my daughter had the best gnocchi ever - I'm sure they could prepare it minus the fish. It is well worth a visit.
Angela P
17 September 2016|
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Response from Anne1doc | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I didn't notice any food listed as gluten free on the menu. I would contact the restaurant to check.
Poofy H
13 August 2016|
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Response from Geoff R | Reviewed this property |
Not cheap, about €100 for two with wine but good value if you like seafood
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rio Marin, 888, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 1789
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